Ms Anna Saunders


Anna is a Teaching Fellow and MPhil candidate at Melbourne Law School. She researches across the fields of history and theory of international law, with a focus on security, intervention and statebuilding. Her MPhil project is a legal and political history of enemy states in the early years of the United Nations. Anna is also Senior Program Fellow in the Laureate Program in International Law, and co-editor of a volume on revolution and international law with Anne Orford, Kathryn Greenman and Ntina Tzouvala, to be published with Cambridge University Press.

Anna holds a JD (first class) from Melbourne Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide, with honours in Politics. She is a former Editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law and has tutored in public law and legal theory at the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College. Prior to commencing her MPhil, she was a research assistant at Melbourne Law School in the fields of international law, constitutional law, and legal theory. She has also worked in the field of native title in the state of Victoria and volunteered in international refugee law and policy.



Other School and University Responsibilities

Co-organiser, 2018 Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Institute for International Law and the Humanities
  • Research Associate, Cold War International Law Project
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law